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Gender in Innovation - Innovation in Clusters

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


RegionMoravian-Silesian Region
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectGender in Innovation - Innovation in Clusters
Number of the Project177
Project Promoter

National Cluster Association

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Norway Oppland (Torunn Aass Taralrud)

Objective of the Project

This project focuses on gender mainstreaming in clusters with application in the Moravian–Silesian Region. The principal goal of the project is the support of inclusion of the gender issue in all areas of innovation and boosting the innovation potential of clusters through the application of gender perspective and best practice examples from Norway. The project will contribute towards optimisation of using the potential of women for innovations regarding their involvement and remaining in the work process with the help of suitable solutions for work-life balance. It will enable an understanding of gender inequality in the innovation cycle and also the useof various forms of incentives for the industry and research to produce a gender balance in research and innovation teams. The second line emphasises the perspective of women as the demand creator. The gender and relation to innovations areas come from Sweden and Norway. The contribution of the Norwegian partner, the Innovation Norway organisation, will primarily be the training of the realisation team, employees of the cluster organisations and their member companies, and the broader professional public in mainstreaming gender in innovations through the transfer of best practice and experience from Norway. Other activities involve gender audits in cluster companies and stating the extent of the gender sensitive approach in innovation and development strategies in the Czech Republic.

Approved grant

37 186 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st December 2014, End date: 30th October 2015